The 4 Bs: Back-to-School Season, Boxer’s Death, Business Forum and Busted Lawmakers

SINCE THE AUTHOR-ADMIN lacked an idea on what to write on one patch of the state of the Philippine television this week, he will go for a serious mode about the real state of the country. We’re going to tackle four subjects: Back-to-school season, Boxer’s death, Business Forum and Busted Lawmakers.

Back-to-School Season

In two weeks, particularly June 2, elementary and secondary public schools will open another academic year (2014-2015).

Next week, all public schools will be renovated as part of the Brigada Eskwela program.

This incoming school year, the revised Grade 3 curriculum and the new Grade 9 will take place under K-12 implementation. This will be the last senior year of the old curriculum. Private schools may not need to follow the DepEd Order but the opening must not be after August 31, according to Republic Act 7797.

In special higher education institutions (HEIs) like the University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, they have shifted their academic calendars for the sake of “internationalization” and ASEAN Integration as long as the said law is complied. Other HEIs have to follow the June rule.

Boxer’s Death

The first Filipino Olympic silver medalist, Anthony Villanueva, passed away last Tuesday, May 13, after long complications of stroke at 69. Villanueva was a boxer in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the featherweight division. He made into the finals but deceitfully lost to Stanislav Stepashkin of the Soviet Union and earned a silver medal. He tried to sell his medal because of the lack of support from the Philippine government but received a pension for his ailing problems.

Business Forum

Next week, the World Economic Forum in East Asia will be hosted in Metro Manila. This 3-day forum, from May 21-23, conceived from a resort town of Davos, Switzerland, has been decentralized to focus on problems on the immediate concern of the certain part of the world. PTV 4 will be the official broadcaster of WEF, especially one of the talks with President Aquino on Thursday, May 22. This rendezvous of government officials and corporate executives will meet, as the protesters will protest outside burning effigies of the President and mocking him as a “traitor” or a “lapdog.”

Busted Lawmakers

Throughout the workweek, the lists of linked legislators has exposed in media fiasco. The Napoles version, dubbed as the Napolist, was given to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima by the alleged mastermind of the PDAF swindle. Another version of the list was released and signed by one of her agents and witness, Benhur Luy, dubbed as Luystahan. Another one comes from former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s version. Correlating the lists have a common denominator, all the lists mention the three senatorial “Stooges” of PDAF swindle ready to file charges for plundering: Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile (Tanda), Sen. Bong Revilla (Pogi) and Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (Sexy).

With the different versions of lists of linked legislators, they really need the right to explain. No labyu needed.

READER’S POLL RESULT:

Is San Miguel Corporation’s majority deal (offer) to GMA a deal or no deal?

Deal: 77.78%

No deal: 11.11%

No idea: 11.11%

Will K-Pop Idol Search happen on PTV this September?

It will happen: 66.67%

Maybe, maybe not: 33.33%

It will not happen: 0%

I don’t watch PTV 4, I don’t know that: 0%

Our new poll is now on the main page. Vote there and enjoy a good weekend ahead.

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[Photos courtesy of Department of Education Calabarzon, Video48, Solar News and Philnews.ph]

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